July 11th, 2004


Miracle !

From my LiveJournal 4th. July 2004..

A doctor in Penrith tells me that the small blip below my right eye is a "hanging wart" and while not dangerous it can only get bigger and won't go away.

It has to be removed surgically.

It's seemingly a straightforward procedure, but it has to be done by an eye specialist.


Over the past two days this "hanging wart" (which "won't go away and will only get bigger") withered into a flaky attachment. I rubbed my eyes yesterday evening and it fell off.

I have thrown away my referral to an eye specialist as there's nothing left to perform surgery on.

And I can only ponder what happened to my posting yesterday about LJ reverting to the older S1 style. The posting has completely disappeared and some minor tweaks have gone as well. I assume the LJ people either did a restore or someone is hacking into the journal. I find it unlikely that anyone would be hacking my LJ and and I am 99.9% confident that this was an LJ restore.

I'm off to read the book of Job. The "Good Lord" covered him with warts and boils and then recanted (sigh).
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Ageism (TV)

This posting disappeared from my LiveJournal overnight (as well as the S1 style posting)

Link to Compass (TV program)

Every day over 700 Australians turn 50, but with 42% of them without full-time employment, many may feel it is hardly something worth celebrating.

Ageism is believed to be one of the most important issues facing older workers today. In a commercial culture aimed at the young, beautiful and nimble, many over 40s are being relegated to the employment scrap heap, creating a pool of depressed and frustrated workers who fear for their future.

The systematic stereotyping against older people termed 'ageism' often goes unnoticed and unchallenged. Even though it's as wrong as racism and sexism, work-place ageism is now accepted as a major problem and can begin at just 35. It determines retrenchment practices, access to training and treatment by employment agencies.

In this episode of COMPASS we meet a group of highly qualified middle managers in their 40s and 50s who were on six figure salaries before being retrenched.

Convinced they are victims of ageism and unable to get back into the career they've been forced to leave, they have been compelled to embrace new ideas about the role of work, themselves and their identity.
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